What in the world are ‘phylacteries”? Leave a comment

I have always wondered why tefillin are referred to as ‘phylateries’. I found the answer on aish.com.

Tefillin are sometimes referred to as phylacteries. This stems from the ancient Greek phylakterion, which means a safeguard. Apparently, the Greeks misunderstood the Tefillin to be some sort of amulet or charm. Actually, Tefillin serve not as a superstition, but as a bona fide connection to God.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

one × two =

caps lock enter
shift shift
Virtual keyboard by Loderi.com   « » { } ~